be replaced by (someone or something)

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be replaced by (someone or something)

To have one's or something's role, function, status, capacity, etc., taken over by someone or something else; to have someone or something take one's or something's place. I feel like we're all going to be replaced by machines someday. The manager is being replaced by a younger, better educated person. All his anger was replaced by sadness after the initial shock wore off.
See also: by, replace
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In an air-tight enclosure, then, after a certain time, all the oxygen of the air will be replaced by the carbonic acid-- a gas fatal to life.
He had formerly observed with approbation her capacity for worshipping the right object; he now foresaw with sudden terror that this capacity might be replaced by presumption, this worship by the most exasperating of all criticism,--that which sees vaguely a great many fine ends, and has not the least notion what it costs to reach them.
The names include MP Tshewang Jurmi from Chhumig -Ura constituency in Bumthang (to be replaced by Trongsa Dzondag Sonam Rinchen).
MP Dophu Dukpa, who would be replaced by former foreign secretary Tshering Dorji from Kabji-Talo constituency in Punakha, said he had approached the agriculture minister since October last year and had suggested the former secretary as a suitable candidate for his replacement.
I read in the papers that there are rumors that I will be replaced by somebody.
Can you confirm that RNs will always be replaced by another RN if they call in sick under the new award clause?
* A big segment of the permanently staffed Army in Europe will come home to be replaced by "units of action" on short-overseas duty tours.
But it soon became apparent that "Abstinence, Be faithful, and Condoms" would be replaced by "Abortion, Be tolerant, and Condoms galore."
However, I most adamantly am not advocating that the human variety which expresses itself in varying and multiple concepts of masculine and feminine gender be replaced by a monolithic unisexual human norm.
And don't worry, I'm sure the readers you have lost will be replaced by readers who are more respectful and perceptive of the total vision of BE.
Much is made of the ease of correction in computer work, owing to the insubstantiality of the light-image on the screen; one presses a button and the old version disappears, to be replaced by the new.